Two police officers are being credited with reviving a victim in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 403 near Rest Acres Road in Brant County on Saturday, according to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).
Investigators say Sgt. James Jardine an off-duty Stratford police services officer discovered the crash, which appeared to involve a vehicle that had driven off the road around 10:15 p.m. on Feb. 27.
Upon the arrival of OPP acting Sgt. Craig McMurtrie, the two officers located a man who appeared to be out of breath and in medical crisis from an opioid overdose at the collision site.
The officers initiated CPR and administered two doses of naloxone until the male was stable and able to breathe on his own. The crash victim was transported by ambulance to a local area hospital as a precautionary measure.
OPP say the incident led to an investigation that resulted in the seizure of a number of illicit drugs, including fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and prescription opioid pills.
Investigators also recovered suspected stolen property.
A 56-year-old man and 36-year-old woman from London are facing multiple charges tied to trafficking illegal drugs and property obtained by crime.
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